PTI not being taken into confidence over electoral reforms: Qureshi

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Monday that his party was not being taken into confidence over election reforms despite being a major stakeholder.

“Section 9 of the Election Act 2017 is very vague,” he remarked during a media talk at a district kacheri in Multan.

The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms expedited the work on the amendments to the election laws by examining 73 rectification proposals presented before it.

The PTI VC slammed the leading coalition party and said: “[The] PML-N is suffering from instability.

“The PTI chairman has gotten relief from the courts despite the fact that the government is fabricating cases against him.”

Furthermore, Qureshi commenting on the PM’s announcement to dissolve the assembly ahead of its stipulated date said, “It seems that the government is leaning towards 90-day elections. However, the date of the election has to be been given by the election commission.”

Qureshi commenting on the meeting between two major coalition partners — Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Dubai,  said no one was aware of the discussions that had taken place in the Gulf state.

The PTI vice chairman said that “decisions made in Dubai” had been sealed by the “session in Lahore” — a hint towards the meeting between PM Shehbaz and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

“There has been a discussion between two elders, and the rest do not know anything about it,” Qureshi said, adding that only time would tell what would happen.

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